16 Jun Bakery Known for Mochi Muffins Plans Location at Edge of RiNo
Game, set, matcha.
Third Culture Bakery, known for its matcha drinks and mochi muffins, plans to open its second Colorado location at 2500 Lawrence St., Unit 200, within the S*Park development on the edge of RiNo, according to co-founder Wenter Shyu.
Founders Shyu and Sam Butarbutar opened their first location in Berkeley, California, in 2016 as a way to offer pastries reflective of their childhoods in Indonesia and Taiwan, according to the company’s website. By 2018, the bakery’s mochi muffins gained a cult following and the business grew to over 60 wholesale locations with a team of more than 20 full-time employees.
Along with business partner Rachel Taber, they opened a second location in Aurora in February. The co-founders, who are also life partners, fell in love with Denver after visiting Taber and signed a lease within a month after their trip, according to a previous interview with 303 Magazine.
The company’s storefronts serve infused matcha drinks, mochi muffins, doughnuts and custard cakes in numerous flavors.